Attach the names Van Winkle or Weller to a bourbon brand and a good story instantly begins. This one started in 1843 when grocer David Nicholson began distilling an original bourbon whiskey recipe at his St. Louis general store.
Eagle Rare bourbon 90 proof. Rare was originally a 101-proof ten-year old Kentucky Eagle Rare was among the last new bourbon brands introduced prior to the current era of 'small-batch bourbons'. The Sazerac Company, an American family owned producer and importer based in New Orleans Buffalo Trace Distillery. 6/7/14 having my first sip at the Peabody in Memphis. It is charred oak barrel with a sweet taste and a little burn the first sip then mellows out.